Servers & Management

Servers & Management

February 13, 2020

Practically every business will utilize some kind of server for operations. Servers act as a central storage point for any type of vital files. Then, through either a wired or wireless connection, different workers can access the files from their own workstations as needed.

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Generally, servers work in two different ways: on-site or cloud-based. On-site servers will be housed within the business building and have wired ethernet connections that run to various access points. Cloud-based systems keep files stored at a secure off-site location that can be accessed through the internet. Sometimes, these systems can work in conjunction, creating fluid file sharing options for a company. Perhaps an employee is out in the field but needs access to the server. An ability to share or retrieve things over the internet can be very useful depending on the operation.

When setting up an on-site server for an office, it is important to know different building codes, along with the functional needs of the workers. When running wires from a server, different grading will be required depending on the utility works within the walls. Having details of the work locations and accessibility needs will help determine where wiring needs to go and how it can be reached.

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Along with a server for storage purposes, just as important would be the backup. A server can lose data for a number of reasons, such as loss of power or suffering a malware attack. Having a separate backup with an independent power source can ensure that no valuable data is lost even when the worst happens.

Servers can feel complicated in the setup process, but they are one of the great modern tools for business. If you are curious about servers for your business, want to upgrade the current setup, or have any general questions about IT, contact Abstract Technology Group today! Let us use our expertise to make things simpler for you!

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